Archive for January 6th, 2012

by Allan Fish

In the UK, the idea of anyone not having multi region playback facility, for DVD at least, is an unthinkable one.  We have it easier, of course, in that the European PAL standard is sharper than NTSC so can adjust downwards much easier than NTSC equipment can grade upwards.  Plus, in the US, there has always been a more isolationist stance that prevents people from going out there and actually realising there are great stuff beyond the 50 States.

This selection of 60 is of films released prior to 2011 on DVD or Blu Ray and which are available only abroad.  In some cases the films themselves may be out in the US, but not of the same quality.  This is an exercise in making people look beyond Criterion.  Again, those not from the UK do have English subtitles. (more…)

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